It always strikes me when I see the love of a mother for her child, how we fail to respect or even acknowledge that we are not the only species to show such love.  I watched the protectiveness shown here, and it reinforced my belief that we need to be far more loving to the other occupants of this planet.

a mother
always loves, always protects
always grieves

new life

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…the other sad thing here is that all of the trees you see have not been protected, so have been totally ring-barked and are dying.